Single Lid Grill with Firebox

(18 customer reviews)

Single Lid Grill with Firebox

These are one of our most popular grills and can be used in a variety of ways, including the indirect cooking method Lyfe Tyme is famous for. The offset firebox makes the true smoking technique possible, while doubling as a grill. It can separate the fire from the meat, dissipate heat, and end radiant cooking, grease splatter and flare-ups. The warming plate on top of the firebox creates the ideal place for the bean-pot or sauce. All of our grills are made of new, ¼” pipe and are hand-welded. Like our single lid grills, this grill offers temperature control with our butterfly intake draft and smoke stack damper. A large cleanout door and removable wood/charcoal grate in the firebox makes for easy clean up. You’ll also find a drain and a hook for a grease bucket under the horizontal smoker section. These grills come with heavy duty wheels and a handle for moving, as well as a wood rack for storage. If lid weight is a concern, check out our double lid grill with firebox.

16″ x 32″ Single Lid Grill with Firebox     $935

16″ x 40″ Single Lid Grill with Firebox     $1015

20″ x 32″ Single Lid Grill with Firebox     $1180

20″ x 40″ Single Lid Grill with Firebox     $1260


16” x 32” 16” x 40” 20” x 32” 20” x 40”
Overall Height 57” 57” 61” 61”
Overall Width 31” 31” 32” 32”
Overall Length 59” 67” 59” 68”
Weight (lbs) 300 350 400 450


Single lid grill with firebox comes with a cook surface grate for both the grill section and the firebox, a wood/charcoal bottom grate for the firebox, and a clean out tool.

Additional options include:
Temperature Gauge – $40.00
Wood/Charcoal Grate for Grill Section – Price varies depending on size

Category: Product ID: 1320


· New 1/4″ steel chamber and lid with flange seals
· Large cleanout door with butterfly intake draft and stack damper
· Offset firebox with warming plate
· Removable steel bottom grate for firebox
· Grated steel cook surfaces for smoke chamber and firebox
· Steel wheels
· Metal handle on end of pit for moving
· Solid hardwood handles on lids
· Grease drain with 1” threaded nipple and hook for grease bucket
· Storage rack for wood and charcoal
· High heat paint
· Temperature gauge port for smoke chamber
· Clean-out tool for ash removal

18 reviews for Single Lid Grill with Firebox

  1. Andrew Eckenfels

    I have owned my single lid with firebox for over 12 years now. It is still kicking out great bbq. Being in the military, it has followed me through four different states and is currently with me in a Hawaii. It’s awesome to be able to smoke a Texas brisket anywhere I got stationed, and of course my friends/family love it as well. Nice job on craftsmanship guys! Built to last!

  2. K C Pruitt

    I have owned my Lyfetime for almost 40 years. I purchased it new in Hempstead, Texas. It has seen countless briskets. In the aftermath of hurricane Alicia in ‘83, I cooked everything on it for 5 days. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee, hot water to warm the baby’s bottle. In ‘91, I moved to California. The salt air near the ocean caused the steel wheels to rust solid to the axle. I moved it back to Texas in ‘02. It weathered a a tornado and hailstorms. The Lyfetime decal faded, cracked and disappeared. The wood handles dry rotted but nothing has harmed the way it cooks. Solid five stars.

  3. Edward Tritico

    I love this pit. My next purchases will be my third..

  4. Paul Fledd

    Inherited this Single-lid from my father. He bought it new in 1988 in the New Braunfels area. Drove all the way to Louisiana in the back of his truck. This is the most amazing smoker. Extremely well built and very durable. He had it under a lean-to so it never saw weather, now I have to do the same. If I ever have to purchase a smoker, this will be the one I get. Thank You for making a product so well, it has been passed down from father to son, and probably from son to grandson.

  5. William Ward

    I first bought a single lid w/firebox in the 16X32 size. I kept it about 14 years and, aside from the handles rotting and the wheels frozen it was in great shape. I’ve since passed it on to my sister and replaced it with the 20X40 w/firebox. I find that that size seems easier to work with both in quantity and temp. I will say the I believe that the fit and finish is not as good as my first. The lids don’t seem to fit properly. That just may be due to deferent fabricators. Otherwise it’s a great rig that I’m overall pleased with. This should last me the rest of my life!

    • marsha

      Give me a call next week and let me know what the problem with your lids is and maybe we can help.

  6. Mike Lackey

    I bought my single lid smoker from a friend that discovered he was allergic to smoked meats! It had only been used three times. I’ve owned it now for over 30 years! It’s moved from ranch to ranch with me and now resides in my back yard. The smoke box is in dire need of reworking or replacing just doesn’t seal well anymore but have no idea of the cost. If I lived closer than 5 hours from Uvalde I’d get an estimate. Would love to pass it on to my son! Great pit with unforgettable memories! Thank you Lyfetyme!

    • marsha

      Thank you. If you would like to send some pictures through email I can give you a cost estimate and see if we have dealer located near you. Where are you located?

  7. Donald Gelisse

    I bought my smoker grill from lyfetyme in Hondo, Texas in 1997. I brought it to Florida. I’ve cooked on it at least 4 days a week every week.. For 23yrs its just now starting to come apart lid hinge deteriorated as well as dampener wood handle gone and interior grates have all been replaced several times. I have bragged on your grills since I bought it…before I bought a lyfetyme I’d go thru walmart grills like every six months great investment for your dedicated griller wood like to replace worn out sections but live here in Florida

  8. Troy Benton

    I’ve had my single lid grill with fire box since 2000. It’s Been great and always cooks good. The wheels are rusted solid and coming apart but as for the pit itself, still looks good. Should last another 20 years.

  9. Karl Calhoun

    I have had my LyfeTyme BBQ pit since 2005 when I purchased it in Midland, Texas. It has resided in my back yard in the State of Washington since I moved here in 2005. I have not had a bad day with this BBQ pit. I would recommend this company to anyone if they were looking for a great BBQ opportunity. As I’ve grown older, the pit seems to have put on weight as much as I have. I find it to be heavy these days and one of the wheels is rusted/welded to the axle. I managed to get the other wheel free so it now will roll. I have used penetrating oil, and a shop hammer to loosen things up, but it will not turn for me. Anyone with ideas ? This is the best BBQ pit I’ve ever owned and it will be passed on to one of my sons some day. Thanks LyfeTyme.

  10. Robert Casstevens

    I purchased my grill in 1986 in Weatherford, Texas, and it still looks like new – handles are weathered and the fire box door seal is rusted away, but otherwise, still going strong. My grill must have been a discontinued size, because the smoker section is only 12 inched wide – too small for a good size brisket. It will outlive me by many years. Now for a negative – I consider a design flaw – the smokestack pipe exits the smoker section at a 90 degree angle, then turns up. The small pipe section traps moisture and rusts completely through in a few years – I’ve had to replace the section twice. Easily fixed on my second replacement – a simple angle. Good product – wish mine was larger.

    • marsha

      Thank you for the comment. We will certainly take your recommendation into consideration.

  11. Reggie Slocum

    Mine is 20+ years old, has been in the weather most of its life.
    Best grill I have ever owned, it’s finally starting to rust out & fire box is no longer useable.
    I need to get a new one

  12. Allan G.

    I’ve had my Lyfe Tyme smokers since 1986, still going strong! I even have one they don’t make anymore, A 12 inch firebox with a 12 inch smoker. I use it for quick grilling! The other is a 16 inch firebox and 16 inch x 32 smoker.

  13. Bobby

    I bought my 32 x 16 single lid 26 years ago in Hempstead , TX and it has been great. I ordered new handles for it today as the old ones cracked and squirrels ate the rest lol. This smoker makes great brisket and is made to last life time or two. I’m repainting mine and putting new handles on it and a new sticker too so it will be like new for decades to come. These are built to last 100 years or more if taken proper care of from the Houston,TX heat.

  14. David McMichael

    I have owned my Lyfe Tyme Grill since 1998 and it still is going strong, only thing ever replaced were the Handles and I am now going to order new ones, probably need to add a New Sticker. I only paid $875.00 for it back then What a Bargain. It is cooking right now Tri Tips and Giant Beef Ribs with some Smoked Potatoes.

  15. R.W.

    Have had my single lid with firebox smoker for about 15 years. It’s followed me around like a faithful puppy since leavin’ se Texas and goin’ to New Mexico first, and now it’s plunked down in The Valley a tad south of Phoenix, Az. Still cookin’ mean briskets and ribs on it. Several years of se Texas humidity worked over the firebox breather pretty good before ending up out here where the humidity is low most of the time. Only serious rust is on that and the firebox door, which is still hanging in there (no pun on the hanging: hinges are fine). I clean the exterior surface and spray paint it with black oven paint to curtail almost all rust about once a year. Between that and not letting ashes linger long in the firebox, smoker is still good to go for a long time. Might have to see if someone out here can fashion a new firebox door and breather, tho’. Might it be possible to make those a standard replacement part in the future? Great product. Other brands would be rust buckets by now.

    • marsha

      Please contact us for replacement parts. You can call us at 1-800-394-8963 or email

  16. David Ehrmann

    I’ve had mine since 1984 , it’s the 16 x 40 single lid and it still out cooks any pit in its class I’ve ever seen, family and friends love it to . I’ve used it normally every weekend, makes absolutely the very best brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, pork butts, pork shoulder, and everything else. Always been under a covered patio out of the weather, so I cook year round here in south Louisiana. I’ve used 1000s of pounds of charcoal and only replaced the charcoal holding grid in the firebox once and that was after 24 years of heavy use. It’s the absolute best. Thank you guys.

  17. Nicole Chartier

    Hello Marsha, One year ago we bought our smoker 20×32. And we are more than please and happy to cook with it. Very good air flow. Good Q. Regards from Michel and Nicole. ( Laval, Québec, Canada )

  18. Nathan Gonzalez

    I purchased mine in June 11, 2021
    16″ x 32″ Single Lid Grill with Firebox
    and I love it! I’ve had mine for a little over and month and I’ve cooked about everything in it.. only problem I’ve had was the decal came off halfway.. Wish they had a welded label or something a little strong on their grill to display the “LyfeTyme” logo.

    • marsha

      Send me your address and we will send you a new one

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